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Virginia Legislators Approve Voter ID Law, May Kill Chances for Federal Bailout

by Brentin Mock on February 22 2013, 1:42PM

Will Virginia be the latest case for proving why the Voting Rights Act is still needed?

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW

Despite Longest Lines in the Nation, Florida State Sec. Calls Elections 'Fair'

Despite Longest Lines in the Nation, Florida State Sec. Calls Elections ‘Fair’

by Brentin Mock on February 5 2013, 5:19PM

Florida blames all its elections problems on its counties while missing major problems in its elections improvement report.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Voter Registration Has an Ugly History, and Some Want to Revive It

Voter Registration Has an Ugly History, and Some Want to Revive It

by Brentin Mock on February 4 2013, 9:29AM

Right wing machinations around voting haven’t stopped just because the election’s over. Now up: rebuilding the walls around registration.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

From Arizona to Montana, Native Voters Struggle for Democracy

From Arizona to Montana, Native Voters Struggle for Democracy

by Aura Bogado on January 28 2013, 9:39AM

Natives have proven crucial to Democrats’ success across the West, but their struggle for democracy remains one of the least acknowledged, ugly realities of every election.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Senate Hearing Recounts the Many Election Season Mishaps of 2012

Senate Hearing Recounts the Many Election Season Mishaps of 2012

by Brentin Mock on December 20 2012, 10:50AM

Elections administrators gathered for “The State of the Right to Vote After the 2012 Election” hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to unpack some of the shenanigans from last month.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Figuring Out Why 93 Million People Didn’t Vote

by Aura Bogado on December 19 2012, 2:44PM

40 percent of voters didn’t participate last month. A new report outlines who they are, and why they didn’t cast a ballot.

Topics: /NOW

Michelle Obama: Don't Sleep on Voting Rights

Michelle Obama: Don’t Sleep on Voting Rights

by Brentin Mock on December 18 2012, 1:45PM

We hate to keep beating y’all in the head about the voting rights war not being over, but seriously, it’s not over.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW

A Constitutional Case Against Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

A Constitutional Case Against Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

by Brentin Mock on December 14 2012, 10:12AM

Obama’s recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Voter ID Plunges Forward in Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Alaska

by Brentin Mock on December 13 2012, 2:40PM

Just a month from Election Day states are already pining for restrictions in the next election.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW

Breaking News: Colorlines Believes in Racial Justice (Or, Why the Right's Scared of Us)

Breaking News: Colorlines Believes in Racial Justice (Or, Why the Right’s Scared of Us)

by Kai Wright on December 5 2012, 9:59AM

Our voting rights coverage has prompted some right wing muckraking on our publisher. We’ll save them the effort: We’re proud to be part of a racial justice movement.

Topics: Kai Wright, Politics

Tea Party Crowd's Answer for Why Romney Lost? Voter Fraud!

Tea Party Crowd’s Answer for Why Romney Lost? Voter Fraud!

by Brentin Mock on November 27 2012, 10:25AM

An idea is spreading on the right that Republicans are unfairly constrained by a court ruling that bars the party from targeting “ballot security” measures at communities of color.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Why the Voting Rights Act Likely Won't Survive Supreme Court Review

Why the Voting Rights Act Likely Won’t Survive Supreme Court Review

by Brentin Mock on November 14 2012, 9:54AM

The Voting Rights Act is, in some ways, living on borrowed time.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

More Floridians Votes Challenged by Tea Party, This Time Miami

More Floridians Votes Challenged by Tea Party, This Time Miami

by Brentin Mock on November 6 2012, 4:57PM

The state is still challenging the voting rights of people at the polls.

Topics: Voting Rights

Tea Party Group Blocks Florida Voters, Stops Water Handouts at Polls

Tea Party Group Blocks Florida Voters, Stops Water Handouts at Polls

by Brentin Mock on November 5 2012, 11:36AM

A Tampa group has filed dozens of last-minute voter challenges, in a troubling indication of ramped up suppression efforts. Meanwhile, as record turnout forced long lines, poll watchers have cried foul over bottled water.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Early Voting, Politics

Conservative Christian Leader Compares Non-Romney Vote to Vote for Hitler

by Brentin Mock on October 31 2012, 12:24PM

Robert Jeffress is no stranger to incendiary, extremist, if not partisan views, particularly as they pertain to President Barack Obama

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Florida Early Voters Show Up in Huge Numbers Despite Suppression Effort

Florida Early Voters Show Up in Huge Numbers Despite Suppression Effort

by Brentin Mock on October 30 2012, 10:07AM

For two years, Florida’s tea party Republicans have been working to undo the huge turnout of black voters on the Sunday before Election Day. It didn’t work.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Early Voting, Politics

Rosario Dawson and Voter Protection Experts Answer Your Questions in Twitter Townhall

by Jorge Rivas on October 24 2012, 3:06PM

Join the conversation using #yVote and help build the movement for empowered and collective voting!

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Michelle Obama Casts Absentee Ballot, Urges Supporters to Vote Early

Michelle Obama Casts Absentee Ballot, Urges Supporters to Vote Early

by Jorge Rivas on October 15 2012, 4:57PM

Obama’s campaign said it was the first time a presidential nominee and his spouse will not vote in person on Election Day.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Are True the Vote's Poll Watching Activities Illegal?

Are True the Vote’s Poll Watching Activities Illegal?

by Brentin Mock on October 8 2012, 9:51AM

Rep. Elijah Cummings and law experts say if they are targeting people of color, a court could find True the Vote operations unlawful.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Voting While Trans: Watch the Public Service Announcements

Voting While Trans: Watch the Public Service Announcements

by Jamilah King on October 3 2012, 9:36AM

Check out these resources for transgender voters.

Topics: /NOW

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